Tag Archives: Morocco

“Help always found me” Sahara Desert cyclist Tom Gaughan tells all

Tom Gaughan as told to NOMADS magazine Hi Tom! You recently cycled across the Sahara desert – is that right? Yeah! Western Sahara and Morocco (North Africa) And that was 100% leg-powered – no engines, no electricity… Totally human powered. The whole quest (including the 6 month cycle from Scotland to the Sahara!), no buses, no trains, no hitch-hiking (except …

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‘Marrakech’ by Ali Hussain

Marrakesh, Marrakech, however you spell it. So many spellbound by it, its souks, its splendour,  its overwhelming orangeness – I don’t have a clue regards its beauty as I arrive somewhere on its outskirts with the sun starting to fall. ‘Casablanca’, what with the association of a famous Hollywood movie, has a romantic twang to it but in reality is …

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‘l’auto stop en Maroc’ by Ali Hussain

Casa I arrived in Casablanca in a stupor of hunger and lack of sleep, thinking about the heat, hoping for it to be intense. Actually I was thinking back to Karachi in the late nineties, the way the heat hit me as I stepped off the plane, the mosquitoes starting to bite once I was outside the terminal: but in …

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